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In case anyone ever asks you....

how long it takes to go from the calm of a 10 day vacation that including yoga, excercise, sane eating, movies and quality time with hubby to being a screaming, shaking, hysterical wreck of a woman with a strong desire to kill self, co-workers, boss and airline employees....3 hours 45 minutes. That's about when I got the double whammy of finding out that I ignored a VERY IMPORTANT message from a hotel which led to mass chaos in the week I was gone AND that United had moved a client from the Premium Economy seat that they paid for and that she HAS to be in, in order to be next to a co-worker on a flight leaving in four hours.

I'm still trying not to be in a mood because Steve did come in today and he's a mess, but I've been reamed out by my manager for the hotel which absolutely was my fault AND by an admin for the seat issue, which totally wasn't. (IN fact, it looks like it might have been the floater---but she was under a LOT of pressure and she made the kind of barely noticeable at the time mistake that I did---so I guess paying for her sins evens out.)

I HATE MY JOB, I HATE MY JOB, I HATE MY JOB!!!

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petitecuriosity
Feb. 20th, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
Yikes. That sounds like a lot to deal with. *hugs*
cuddyclothes
Feb. 20th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
Jeezo-beezo! Great first day of work, huh?
karaokegal
Feb. 20th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
I actually expected to be over-whelmed in the first five minutes, so nearly four hours wasn't as bad as it could have been. The worst part was the chewing out, where the manager kept asking WHY I didn't call the hotel (in London) and the basic answer was I couldn't be arsed.
cuddyclothes
Feb. 20th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
Couldn't be arsed? What does that mean? If it's "I couldn't be bothered," then wow, you REALLY hate your job!
karaokegal
Feb. 20th, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
It is a fabulous British-ism for couldn't be bothered. What happened was I was canceling a hotel in my computer. I had plenty of lead-time to do the cancel, the computer generated a cancel number, but it also generated a message to call the hotel to do the cancellation. I may have been a little over-whelmed that day or just cranky. I figured as long as I had a cancel number, I was good to go. Those are the ones that get you in trouble.
cuddyclothes
Feb. 20th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, they do. "I forgot" is my most often used phrase. I try to make it funny, like Steve Martin did in the 80s: "I FOR-GOT!" Somehow it's not the same.
crashgirl82
Feb. 20th, 2013 06:50 am (UTC)
That's pretty awful, especially after a nice vacation. Boo work. *hugs*
karaokegal
Feb. 20th, 2013 03:24 pm (UTC)
I suppose it could have been worse. The hotel issue DID get resolved, they just wanted to yell at me for it happening in the first place and they know that the seat situation isn't my fault, although I have to take the heat from the client, because blaming it on the floater isn't cool and makes harder to get vacation time at all, if the client doesn't want the floater around.
timelordshines
Feb. 22nd, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
*Hugs*
Sounds like you should have spent your holiday looking for a new job!
karaokegal
Feb. 22nd, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
At the very least, I should re-start my plan to try and sell my editing services on-line. Basically I'm in this psychotic passive-aggressive cycle with my bosses where I screw up and obsess about it and they yell at me, but don't fire me. And I can't quit in this economy, so I'm just waiting to screw up badly enough for them to actually fire my ass and get me out of here so I can then go find the job of my dreams dog-walking or apprenticing at a pet-groomers or something.
timelordshines
Feb. 22nd, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
Editing sounds like a good idea.
You don't need to have left one job before you start looking for another. Dog walking sounds like a great job, but I dont suppose it pays very well. I want to open a cake shop - that would be my dream job.
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